Real World San Diego cast announced; archive offers list of Real World songs.

Real World San Diego cast announced; archive offers list of Real World songs.
In preparation for tomorrow evening’s debut of The Real World San Diego, MTV introduces us to the seven strangers that will be living in the crime-infested house. But although Bunim-Murray appears to be once again giving us a group indistinguishable from recent casts, they still excel at filling episodes with great new music. And as Adtunes noticed, the production company’s music archives offers a rather comprehensive history of music that aired during past episodes of their shows, including Road Rules. Want to know what song was “heard when Ace and Mallory share some kisses” or what records were featured on Battle of the Sexes? They have you covered, although the playlist for The Simple Life is currently empty.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.

A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.